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SHORT BIO

Originally from Athens Greece, Alex is a London-based writer/director. He directed his first short film, Twinsanity, at the age of 18, and ever since he pursued a career as a filmmaker. His work centers around strong, character-driven films, and his preferred genre is dark comedy.

He is a graduate of the MET Film School, and to date he has directed 7 narrative short films, including his graduation film The Mockroom, which participated in several film festivals in the UK, and was acquired by the comedy platform Twisted Mirror. Moreover, his latest short film, Rookie, was screened at Oscar and BAFTA-qualifying film festivals such as In the Palace and LA Shorts and his next short film The Test has received 45.000€ funding from the Greek Film Center and Microfilm.

Alex made his TV comedy debut in Greece with Luv’s Story, starring Niki Vakali (Worlds Apart), and has successfully raised capital for his debut feature film, National Road. Apart from his debut feature, he is currently developing two TV series. Ben and The End, a dark comedy about Charron, the mythical Greek ferryman is trying to keep suicidal Ben alive. And Antiparos, a whodunit murder mystery series based on the novel Crimes in Antiparos, by Nikos Faroupos.

In recent years, Alex has been mentored by Alexandros Avranas, winner of the Venice Silver Lion award, and he took part in the CIAK 2019 Screenwriting Lab. Alex’s work has been showcased several times at the Shiny Awards, and in 2020 he won the 1st National Prize of the Nespresso Talents competition. In 2021, as part of the Papaya Young Director competition, Alex’s pitch was one of ten chosen from a pool of over 1600, and he was selected to direct The Cellist, a branded advert for McDonald’s.

Contact: atsilifonis@gmail.com | Instagram Alex.Tsil

ACCOLADES

2021 - Finalist Papaya Young Director Competition 8th Edition "THE CELLIST"

2020 - 1st National Prize Nespresso Talents Competition 

2019 - Fellow Intereg Ciak | European Regional Development Fund | "NATIONAL ROAD"

2019 - 26th Euro-script Competition, Long listed - "NATIONAL ROAD"

SELECTIONS & AWARDS

 

ROOKIE

2021 - LA Shorts Oscar, Bafta Qualifying Film Festival - Official Selection

2021 - In the Palace Oscar Qualifying Film Festival - Official Selection

DISCONNECTED 

2020 - Lockdown Film Festival - Short Listed Selection


SPIRAL

2021- LSF Micro Film Festival - Award Winner Best Cinematography

2020 - The Single-Take Challenge - Award Winner Best Cinematography

2020 - Shiney Awards - Award Winner 

HARRY METCALFE: BGM

2020 - Kino London "The People's Film Festival" ​- Award Winner Best Screenplay

2020 - Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival - Award Winner Best Short Film

2019 - Deptford Film Festival - Official Selection

IT'S IN YOUR HANDS

2019 - Barcelona International Film Festival - Award Winner Red Lion Award

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2018 - Chelsea Film & Fashion Film Festival - Award Winner​ Most Innovative

2018 - Short to the Point - Finalist 

THE MOCKROOM

2018 - Silly Shorts Film Festival - Award Winner Best Cinematography

2018 - UK Offline Web Fest - Finalist

2018 - Brighton Rocks Film Festival - Official Selection

2018 - Indie Filmmaker Showcase - Official Selection

2018 - Beer Town Film Festival - Official Selection 

RELOAD

2018 - UK Cine Festival - Official Selection

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